Water-the bliss: A solo painting exhibition by Shikha Setia

- March 10, 2024
| By : Patriot Bureau |

On display, will be over 40 paintings, in all sizes, from handy sizes to as big as 5 by 5 feet. The medium is oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas and mix media

Visual Art Gallery at the India Habitat Centre presents “Water-the bliss”, a second solo exhibition of artist, architect and author Shikha Setia.

In this series of artwork, Shikha is celebrating the joy of water all around us. The exhibition will begin on March 12 and remain on display until March 16.

With over 40 paintings on display, ranging from intimate sizes to expansive 5 by 5 feet canvases, Setia employs diverse mediums such as oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas, and mixed media to capture the essence of water in all its glory.

“Water – the dynamic fluid, continuously working on its own movement, paving its way, mingling everywhere and focused on its lure downwards,” said Setia, reflecting on her inspiration behind the series. “Rain is an emotion to me. Capturing that emotion on my canvas, with my brush in a movement is just like the falling of rain, once it decides to fall. It is so enigmatic”.

The exhibition delves into various facets of water, from the tranquility of droplets clinging to surfaces to the rhythmic flow of rivers and the tumultuous energy of storms. Setia’s paintings exude joy and reverence for water, serving as a poignant reminder of its significance in sustaining life on Earth.

“My paintings are joyful. They celebrate water. A puddle or a drop on a leaf, the fog or the impending storm, a hint or abundance of it, is all an emotion,”Setia added. “And a reminder that we should celebrate its existence, acknowledge its importance and for sure conserve it. Sans water there is no life.”

When: 10:00 am to 08:00 pm; March 12-16

Where: Visual Art Gallery India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi